Created By: Dogwood Arts
Dogwood Trails East
2.5 Miles | Trail begins at 1601 Dandridge Avenue (37914)
Just minutes from downtown, this Dogwood Trail features Morningside Park with gently rolling hills, large shade trees, and lots of open play space. While at the park, visit the 13-foot bronze statue of author and Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley. Follow the pink lines thru the neighborhood and stop by the historic Mabry-Hazen House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Italiante-style house built in 1858 showcases over 2,000 original artifacts and is home to an 8-acre site and arboretum which features one of the largest old-grove of dogwoods in the area.
Just down the street is The Beck Cultural Exchange Center, a non-profit organization established in 1975 as a result of Knoxville’s Urban Renewal projects. Beck is the storehouse of African American history and culture and is designated by the state as a primary repository of black history and culture in East Tennessee.
The trail continues on to the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, a 47-acre property that was home to the former Howell Nurseries and features walking trails, display gardens, a Secret Garden, over two miles of historic stone walls, and timeless buildings. Be sure to visit the Dogwood Nature Trail with 20 cultivars of native Cornus florida and dozens of other dogwood varieties.
Open Gardens and Camera Sites
The open gardens and camera sites listed are only open April 1-30. Please visit only when yard signs are displayed.
Camera Site: Available for photos; please do not enter the gardens.
Open Gardens: Open for a self guided tour daily form 10am-6pm.
About Dogwood Arts
Dogwood Arts has a 65-year history of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in East Tennessee. With the financial support of corporate sponsors, grant funding, local government investment, and private donors, we produce 20 year-round events and programs that help make Knoxville a great place to live, work, and play.
For more information, pleaes visit dogwoodarts.com/trailsandgardens